SCLAA July 2015 Newsletter now available

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Introducing SCLAA’s New National Partner – LSC Solutions


The SCLAA is a non for profit Industry Association, run by members for members. Our ability to support the SCLAA infrastructure and to expand is highly dependent on our National Partners, one of which we newly welcome is LSC Solutions. We ask all our members to support our valued National Partners where they can.

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Since 2004, LSC Solutions has been providing logistics and supply chain consulting, training and coaching support to over 100 Clients from small to corporate, private and public, across many industries. LSC Solutions has a proven reputation for tailored, practical services that get results – building smarter and leaner supply chains from strategy to execution. Client projects to date have identified over $1 Billion in cost savings and revenue building opportunities by improving strategic planning, strategic supply chain alignment, supply chain strategy, supply chain planning, operational efficiency, cross functional process synchronisation and transparency, warehousing design, logistics management, inventory management, procurement, supply chain collaboration, and performance measurement, reporting and management.

LSC Solutions lead, coach and educate companies to become and remain globally competitive through the execution of world’s best practice strategic supply chain management. Consultancy services suit Clients seeking fast, comprehensive and immediate expertise. Support Programs suit Clients seeking greater independence and results-driven teams. LSC Solutions is the ideal partner for businesses wanting to perform at their peak.

Funding Grants for Transport and Logistics Industry

In 2015 The Australian School of Applied Management is administering a national initiative to support the development of Transport and Logistics sector employees across Australia. The initiative will provide staff members who work in the Transport and Logistics sector with grants for leadership development:


  1.   Mid to Senior Level Managers and Leaders can apply for $7,900 Individual Grants to
        undertake the Australian Applied Management Colloquium


  2.   Employees at all levels can apply for a limited allocation of subsidised seats to attend

        the Workplace Mental Health Program in the following locations


                              Brisbane             Melbourne             Perth             Sydney    


All applications for funding will be reviewed prior to July 31st 2015.


Should you wish to discuss the initiative in more detail please contact Shreya Aggarwal at the office of the National Industry Scholarship Program, Australian School of Applied Management on 1300 138 037 or via



Scholarships for employees in Transport and Logistics

Course Prospectus

SCLAA Announces Appointment of Independent Director

Amanda O'Brien - 190pxThe SCLAA is pleased to announce that Amanda O’Brien has been appointed as an Independent Director of the Supply Chain & Logistics Association of Australia (SCLAA).

Amanda O’Brien is a Transport & Logistics Professional and the CEO and Managing Director of Australian Worldwide Logistics Pty Ltd trading as Xtreme Freight with head office based in Melbourne. Amanda’s particular expertise is in strategy and solving logistical challenges for Global Freight Forwarders and increasing efficiencies in the supply chain through strong partnerships and transparent analysis. Her belief is that developing people’s talents is fundamental to achieving great results and that flexibility and outside the box thinking is the greatest catalyst for change which is essential in keeping up with globalisation.

Past experience in diverse fields ranging from Telecommunications, Airlines and Retail holding both management and procurement roles has seen Amanda involved in projects that return investment to companies with people at the core. Changing the image, increasing the efficiencies and developing seamless logistical solutions for clients in the Transport & Logistics sector is fundamental to her philosophy.

Amanda joined the committee of the Victorian Division of the SCLAA in 2012 to contribute to the growth of female participation in the industry and believes that giving back to the community and awareness of social and political issues is cognisant with greater results.
The SCLAA welcomes Amanda’s expertise on the Board and we continue our growth and service to Members.

Registrations now open for the 16th Annual Supply Chain & Logistics Conference!

Be an early bird and save!

Host Bodies SCLAA are pleased to advise that the program is now available for the 2015 QLD Supply Chain & Logistics Conference. SCLAA Members will receive a discounted price to attend and registrations are open. Ask us about Early Bird Prices and also Group Booking Discounts.


CoR Adviser, June 2015

To view a copy of the June issue, please COR Adviser 15-06

High profile speakers for 2015 QLD Supply Chain & Logistics Conference.

This year’s QLD Supply Chain & Logistics Conference will feature presentations from a wide range of high profile speakers including James Fazzino, CEO, Incitec Pivot; Air Commodore Hayden Marshall, Chief of Staff, Air Force Headquarters; Steve Simpson, international speaker, author and consultant; Gary Carroll, General Manager – Group Supply Chain, Super Retail Group Limited; and Mark Schenk, Anecdote to name just a few.

More than 5000 delegates from across Australasia have attended the QLD Supply Chain & Logistics Conference since its inception 16 years ago. This year the event will be held on August 20 and 21 and is a recognised national event designed for supply chain, logistics, transport and procurement professionals and practitioners. It aims for professional and personal development in a unique and relaxed networking-based environment. Will you be among the delegates in 2015?

To access the program and register to attend simply visit or email

The SCLAA also encourages you to join the QSCLC Linked in Group so that you can receive regular updates on the event.


ACCC decision on Sea Swift’s acquisition of Toll Marine Logistics (NT/FNQ) delayed at the merger parties’ request

Sea Swift Pty Ltd and Toll Marine Logistics Australia, a subsidiary of Toll Holdings Limited, requested the ACCC delay its decision on Sea Swift Pty Ltd’s proposed acquisition of Toll Marine Logistics Australia’s Northern Territory/Far North Queensland marine freight business.

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SYSPRO Wins Asia Pacific Grand Stevie Award

Enterprise Resource Planning software company SYSPRO Software has won awards at the Second Asia-Pacific Stevie Awards held in Shanghai, China, on June 5, 2015.

SYSPRO 7 received this year’s Gold category award for ‘New Products & Services: Software – Supply Chain Management Solution’. For this submission the company also won the event’s highest accolade called the Grand Stevie Award.

SYSPRO - Grand Stevie Award 300px“Our achievement in winning the Grand Stevie Award is solid proof of the hard work we have done so far as well as international recognition for our performance and prospects in the future,” said SYSPRO Software Asia Pacific Chief Executive Officer, Shaun Butler.

Attended by high-profile business people from the Asia Pacific region, the Grand Stevie Awards are only given to five companies from five Asia Pacific countries that are considered to have shown measured positive benefits and have had a high impact on their customer relations with suppliers, trade partners, stakeholders, and customers.

The success in winning the Grand Stevie Award continues SYSPRO’s rise as one of the most influential ERP companies in Asia Pacific. Optimising
over 400 companies in this region to be more lean and less reliant on manual processes, SYSPRO is considered a “Best in Breed” solution for its’ functionality and implementation methodology.

Initiated by The International Business Awards (IBA) based in Virginia in the United States, the Stevie Awards is an international event that gives awards in business.

According to Butler, SYSPRO has recorded consistent growth results year-on-year since opening regional offices in the Asia Pacific region since 1988.

“Our determination to remain a private company has enabled greater flexibility and allowed us the freedom to focus single-mindedly on developing the SYSPRO product in line with our customers’ requirements. This has graced us with a far quicker route from idea to delivery.” – Phil Duff, CEO SYSPRO

The Details about the Asia-Pacific Stevie Awards and the list of Stevie Award winners are available at


Established in 1978, SYSPRO delivers both on-premises and cloud-based business software to customers in over 60 countries. SYSPRO and its
network of solution providers have earned the trust of companies across a variety of industry sectors by creating enterprise resource planning
(ERP) software and services that combine simplicity of use with rich information visibility and business processes. For more information about
SYSPRO and its proven track record of increasing operational efficiency in all facets of accounting, manufacturing and distribution,

Country of Origin Labelling

The consultation Country of Origin Labelling has been updated. Please review the consultation for changes to the web address, open date and/or close date from the link below.

Country of Origin Labelling

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